Taylor Swift On Feminism: It's the Most Important Movement You Can Embrace
Over the past few years, songstress Taylor Swift has really come of age in the public eye — and her feelings on feminism have rapidly evolved as she's gotten older.
Recently, Swift talked about feminism — and what it means to her now.
"Honestly, I didn't have an accurate definition of feminism when I was younger. I didn't quite see all the ways that feminism is vital to growing up in the world we live in. I think that when I used to say, 'Oh, feminism's not really on my radar,' it was because when I was just seen as a kid, I wasn't as threatening. I didn't see myself being held back until I was a woman. Or the double standards in headlines, the double standards in the way stories are told, the double standards in the way things are perceived."
Perhaps her change of heart stems from the backlash she's faced as a young artist — particularly the Taylor Swift brand of pop music and how she's come to terms with public perception of her work and personal life.
"A man writing about his feelings from a vulnerable place is brave; a woman writing about her feelings from a vulnerable place is oversharing or whining. Misogyny is ingrained in people from the time they are born. So to me, feminism is probably the most important movement that you could embrace, because it’s just basically another word for equality."
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